Reigate boy hasn’t been to school for four months after council declined transport

December 12, 2018

A six-year-old boy from Reigate has not been to school for over four months because he can’t get into the same one as his sister and his mum says it’s too logistically difficult to walk them to and from separate schools. Kelly Reynolds, 28, of Reigate Road, said she needs the county council’s help taking…

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The busiest and quietest train stations in Surrey revealed

December 12, 2018

The busiest railway station in Surrey for entries and exits is Guildford, new figures reveal. The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) published its figures for all station usage in Great Britain on Tuesday (December 11). It broke down the figures to entries and exits – travelling from or to the station – and interchanges…

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Guildford bus drivers face pay cuts as Arriva struggles with ‘bus war’ and contract losses

December 11, 2018

Bus drivers at Arriva’s Guildford depot face having salary cuts imposed on them as the company’s Kent and Surrey branch struggles financially. In a letter sent to Arriva’s 120 Guildford-based drivers, and seen by Surrey Live, the company said the depot in Mary Road was running at a loss after losing contracts for some routes.…

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Father Christmas set to be visible in UK skies tonight

December 11, 2018

Santa is set to pass by in UK skies (unless that's actually the International Space Station) Read the full article here: https://ift.tt/2PtEj9r Famous Words of Inspiration...

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FOUND: Officers ‘extremely concerned’ for safety of missing Redhill teenager

December 11, 2018

* Surrey Police released an update on Wednesday afternoon (December 12) to say that the missing Redhill teenager had been found. Officers thanked everyone for sharing their appeal. Police officers are “extremely concerned” for the safety of a missing Redhill teenager. Surrey Police is looking to trace 16-year-old Mikayla Brookbank, who has not been seen…

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Officers ‘extremely concerned’ for safety of missing Redhill teenager

December 11, 2018

Police officers are “extremely concerned” for the safety of a missing Redhill teenager. Surrey Police is looking to trace 16-year-old Mikayla Brookbank, who has not been seen since Saturday (December 8). She was last seen near Merstham Rail Station at 8.55pm and is believed to be with Katalina Tichner, who police appealed to the public…

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Passers by praised after ‘dangerous predator’ jailed for six years for rape in Leatherhead

December 11, 2018
Passers by praised after ‘dangerous predator’ jailed for six years for rape in Leatherhead

Two passers-by who intervened in a rape in Leatherhead have been praised after a “dangerous predator” was jailed for six years on Tuesday (December 11). Eddie Stancombe, orally raped the victim on the pavement in Kingston Road on April 13 at 10.30pm. Two members of the public saw the incident and challenged Stancombe, 27, who…

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Father Christmas set to be visible in UK skies tonight

December 11, 2018

Christmas is nearly upon us, and children of all ages are approaching incredible levels of excitement. If you have any little ones who could do with a little extra festive frisson this evening, why not get them to look out and gaze up at the skies tonight? On Tuesday, Santa is set to pass by…

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How to make this hot chocolate – with a WHOLE chocolate orange in it

December 11, 2018

How much chocolate is too much chocolate? Read the full article here: https://ift.tt/2rvINTf Famous Words of Inspiration...

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How to make this hot chocolate

December 11, 2018

It’s winter, there’s a chill in the air, and it’s the perfect time to snuggle up with a mug of hot chocolate. But what about a hot chocolate that contains an ENTIRE Chocolate Orange? Well that’s exactly what’s been created by one coffee shop – who have racked up millions of hits on videos showing…

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Guildford council tax hike could be on the way as possibility of budget deficit looms

December 11, 2018

Guildford residents face another maximum-level council tax hike as the borough council tries to plug an £8 million deficit over the next four years. An outline budget approved by the council’s executive at the end of November 2018 forecasts a 3% increase in council tax in 2019, meaning occupants of Band D properties would need…

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Surrey County Council leader Tim Oliver appoints cabinet member to find new headquarters

December 11, 2018

Surrey County Council’s (SCC) new leader has created a cabinet post responsible for finance as well as appointing a councillor to be charged with finding an alternative base for county hall. Cllr Tim Oliver said he hopes all staff will have vacated County Hall in Kingston by 2020 saying it was time they “returned to…

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Female pedestrian in hospital with ‘serious injuries’ following collision with motorcycle in Aldershot

December 11, 2018

A female pedestrian has been left in hospital with “serious” injuries following a collision with a motorcycle in Aldershot. Hampshire Constabulary is appealing for witnesses and information in relation to the collision, which took place in Queens Avenue. The accident occurred just after 8am on Tuesday morning (December 11) outside St Andrew’s Garrison Church. The…

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Royal Surrey invests £800k to fight winter pressures but warns patients to use A&E ‘wisely’

December 11, 2018

The Royal Surrey County Hospital has invested £800,000 to help its AE department cope with annual winter pressures over the Christmas period. The investment has gone towards providing an additional 22 beds over the winter period along with “additional clinical resources” in the emergency period at times of increased demand and over bank holidays and…

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Cher announces UK tour with date at London O2 – how to get tickets

December 11, 2018

The Turn Back Time singer will perform at The O2 on October 20, 2019 Read the full article here: https://ift.tt/2EdTYrl Famous Words of Inspiration...

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Cher announces UK tour with date at London O2

December 11, 2018
Cher announces UK tour with date at London O2

Pop icon Cher has announced her first UK tour dates in more than 14 years – and it includes a date in London. The Turn Back Time singer will perform in the capital at The O2 on October 20 2019 as part of her Here We Go Again world tour. She will also play shows…

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New Surrey County Council leader Tim Oliver discusses financial challenges, children’s services and company collapse

December 11, 2018

Councillor Tim Oliver has warned of “painful decisions” to come as he takes over the reins of Surrey County Council (SCC). The Weybridge councillor was elected as leader at a full council meeting on Tuesday (December 11), taking over from David Hodge, who held the role for seven years. He was announced as the new…

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Woman sexually assaulted in ‘shocking’ early hours Camberley attack

December 11, 2018
Woman sexually assaulted in ‘shocking’ early hours Camberley attack

A woman was sexually assaulted near an alleyway in Camberley in the early hours of Sunday morning (December 9). Surrey Police said the “shocking attack” took place at around 2am in Tekels Avenue, when a woman was walking home. Officers are keen to talk to a man who may have been in the area and…

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The Magpie Salute, Pyramids Centre, Southsea, review: ‘the master of smooth southern rock riffs’

December 11, 2018
The Magpie Salute, Pyramids Centre, Southsea, review: ‘the master of smooth southern rock riffs’

The Magpie Salute came to Portsmouth last night.  Three of them – Rich Robinson, Sven Pipien and Mark Ford – are former members of another bird-based band, The Black Crowes. As a result, there is more than a passing resemblance to the legendary southern rockers, which is not a bad thing. They open their show at the…

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Image released of man following theft of BMW in Thames Ditton

December 11, 2018

A CCTV image of a man has been released following the daylight theft of a BMW in Thames Ditton. Surrey Police said it received reports that a blue BMW 318 estate car was stolen while it was parked in The Broadway on Friday, November 30. Officers have released a CCTV image of a man they…

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Track circuit failure causes travel chaos for commuters at Woking station

December 11, 2018

Trains were unable to pass through Woking train station on Tuesday morning (December 11) causing hour long delays for commuters. The incident happened at around 6am due to a “major signalling fault” with delays expected until 3pm. A spokesman for Network Rail said: “Major signalling fault at Woking is affecting services on the South Western…

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Harry Potter shop opens at Gatwick Airport’s North Terminal

December 11, 2018

Put down your potions and stop playing Wizard Chess for one moment – a Harry Potter shop has opened at Gatwick Airport just in time for Christmas. Located airside in the North Terminal, The Harry Potter Shop offers official Wizarding World collectibles and gifts for all Hogwarts super fans. Among the magical treasures on offer…

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Car driver involved in Addlestone incident that left wheelchair user with broken legs sought

December 11, 2018

The driver of a car involved in an incident where a woman was knocked from her wheelchair in Addlestone is being sought by police. The woman was involved in an incident between a wheelchair and a car near to the old fire station on Corrie Road at around midday on Saturday (November 24). As a…

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Critical incident declared in Stanwell as police target ‘county lines’ drug dealers

December 11, 2018

A critical incident was called in Stanwell as part of a crackdown on “county lines” drug dealing. The severe action allowed the borough commander to pull in extra police officers and provide round-the-clock enforcement in the village. It resulted in three properties being shut down and two other houses where people were at risk from…

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Staines childhood sex abuse victim on how his dad tried to ‘cure’ his suspected homosexuality

December 11, 2018

A Staines man has spoken out about how his father forced him into having sex with his stepmother in a gruesome “cure” for homosexuality when he was just 11 years old. Daniel Dowling was repeatedly abused by his father who made him watch porn and forced him to perform sex acts on his step mum…

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Man charged over attempted child abduction at Egham Christmas fair

December 11, 2018

A man has been charged in connection with an attempt to abduct a child at a Christmas fair in Egham. A man tried to “grab a six-year-old girl” after attempting to give her toys and sweets, according to Surrey Police on Saturday (December 8). The frightening incident happened at a busy Christmas fair at around…

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